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‘BJP’s Vikas in Manipur’: Jairam Ramesh accuses saffron party of diverting urea supply to poppy fields

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Notably, a Manipur-based farmers organisation, Loumi Shimee Apunba Lup, had demanded an inquiry into the scarcity of urea confronted by the farmers.

In an allegation which will rattle the BJP’s pro-farmer plank forward of Manipur Meeting Election 2022, former union minister and Congress chief Jairam Ramesh as we speak accused the BJP of diverting urea provide meant for farmers to opium fields. The Rajya Sabha MP mentioned that whereas Manipur is getting twice the provision it wants, the farmers of the state have been complaining of scarcity.

“BJP’s ‘Vikas’ in Manipur. Manipur is getting TWICE the provision of urea it wants and but farmers complain of scarcity! Why? As a result of urea is diverted to hill areas in Manipur, the place poppy is being grown for opium in massive areas in final 4 yrs. The State Govt is totally complicit on this,” mentioned Ramesh in a tweet.

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Congress Manipur Secretary Shah Nawazkhan additionally claimed that one farmer died whereas standing in queue for getting a bag of urea. “Many farmers are protesting towards the BJP Govt of Manipur for not offering Urea Fertilizers on time. Sadly, One farmer additionally died when standing in queue for submitting Aadhaar card and land file to accumulate a bag of urea. Disgrace on you BJP,” he mentioned.

Notably, a Manipur-based farmers organisation, Loumi Shimee Apunba Lup, had demanded an inquiry into the scarcity of urea confronted by the farmers regardless of the state getting extra urea than its authentic requirement. Some farmers had even noticed a relay starvation strike demanding that urea be made obtainable to them on time. Manipur Agriculture Minister Oinam Lukhoi, nevertheless, had been denying any scarcity.

He has been visiting totally different areas to distribute urea luggage. “Efforts are constantly being made by the Authorities via Agri Division to cowl most farmers,” mentioned Lukhoi. He added that the federal government beneath the supervision of CM N Biren Singh has been dedicated to the welfare of the farmers neighborhood and their issues and grievances are all the time taken as utmost significance.

Manipur will go to polls subsequent 12 months.

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